Online gaming publication 1UP has gone hands-on with Mass Effect 3 and the results aren’t pretty. The site claims that the game suffers from a number of technical difficulties on Nintendo’s latest console. The Wii U version has problems with the frame rate and animation, amongst other things. Here’s a sample of what they had to say about Mass Effect 3 on Wii U.
Without question, it has a few issues. This version of ME3 seems a lot less visually stable than, say, the Xbox 360 version — the frame rate is choppier, the animation seems rougher. The audio suffers, too; while the music and sound effects have come over fine, all the dialogue has a hollow, echoing quality to it. The GamePad’s analog sticks aren’t as comfortable as the 360’s, and the placement of the face buttons relative to the right stick made me continually miss the melee and reload buttons. My headshot ratio has dropped precipitously. It’s tragic.